*** Covid-19 update. Currently, we are able to offer private tuition to members with some sailing experience however unable to offer group tuition. We are reviewing this regularly in line with government & RYA guidance. We hope we will be able to resume training soon***
With a team of fully qualified and experienced RYA Instructors, we are able to offer a full range of adult courses from beginners to advanced. All courses are run using either the double-handed or single-handed method in either Wayfarers or Toppers. All equipment is provided including a wet suit, buoyancy aid and a waterproof spray top. Sailors will need to provide their own footwear (sailing boots or old trainers that can get wet) and swimming wear/costume.
Level 1- Start Sailing
The aim of the RYA Level 1 dinghy sailing course is to provide a sound introduction to the sport of sailing. You will learn basic boat handling skills and essential background knowledge. With an instructor and a maximum of two other students in the boat with you, learning the first steps will be an exciting and enjoyable experience. Ideally suited to complete beginners or those that have only sailed a little.
Level 2- Basic Skills
Following on from Level 1, sailors will develop the skills for launching and recovering their boat, sail around a shallow triangular course, attempt gybing (under the supervision of their instructor), understand the five essentials and experience a capsize drill. Sailors will also have the knowledge of rigging their own boat, will be able to identify the various parts of their boat and sail, get themselves dressed in the correct clothing for the weather conditions and have a basic understanding of the rules of the road whilst out sailing.
Level 3- Better Sailing
Following on from the RYA Level 2 Basic Skills course, this improver course seeks to bridge the gap between RYA Level 2 and the advanced modules and should make the transition easier. You will get the opportunity to practice and consolidate your technique. You will also get a taste of what some of the advanced modules have to offer.
If you have just bought your own boat or are thinking of a new boat, why not book in some private tuition with one of our experienced instructors. Tuition is available during the week and on weekends for private own boat tuition or you can hire one of the Club Boats for a private sailing lesson.
Learn To Sail Package (Level 1&2) includes 4 boat hires
Our learn to sail packages are the perfect way to “learn to sail”. You will start by taking the RYA Level 1, a two-day introduction to the wonderful world of sailing. Next, you can practice the skills you have learnt with four complimentary half days of sailing in one of our club boats, before moving onto the RYA Level 2.
Two packages are available – a single and a family. The Single includes 1 full membership and a single set of courses and boat hires. The Family package includes family membership, and a double set of courses and boat hires.